“Everyone has the choice of what they give their life to. Maybe this choice has never been known before, or maybe this choice has never been made conscious. Now it is. What’s important to you? What are you going to give your soul to? I don’t care what choice you make, and God doesn’t care what choice you make. But you care, and you are the only one who counts.” Adyashanti in Emptiness Dancing

Soul is Born to Earth as a human for a very brief blip in time to show the connection between all beings, before this passing moment in infinity is over.

IMG_3977Soul was Born to Earth as a human named Veronica Cockerill and in this moment Soul BEarth is meant to flow through me now. It’s an idea I’ve held tightly in my heart pocket for a long time, almost squeezing it and thinking it to death. Only recently have I found the courage to release it into the world, to be true to what wants to be expressed. It doesn’t matter who reads it, I simply must create and express what is within me, asking to come out. Do you have something like that in your heart too? My guess is, you know the feeling.

Along with the roles of writer, artist, and all-things-pumpkin connoisseur, one of the many roles I’m here to fulfill is mother to two sweet, innocent beings, Collin and Lydia. They are easily my greatest teachers on impermanence, presence, letting go, joy and unconditional love. Another role I’m fulfilling in this life is wife to a good man, Andy, who continuously reflects what it means to live for others. I’m forever grateful for this daily reminder. Why else are we here if not for each other?

When I reflect on that and what matters most in life, the answer that keeps coming back to me over and over is connection – to other humans, to nature, to the whole universe – seeing our connection clearly, cultivating it, and living it with compassion. This is why I must write – to connect and help create space for others to think about what matters most to them. What is Soul meant to do with this body, mind, life? What is the ache in your heart that must come out? Let that be your daily guide steering all your actions. We are not here for long, so how do we want to live?